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Use of 2mm finescale components and standards for a tiny 4mm critter


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this tiny baguley petrol loco is one ive long fancied to have a go at scratchbuilding...

 

http://www.irsociety.co.uk/Archives/21/Veteran.htm

 

however I dont think any 4mm motor and gearbox would be suitable, I dont have any dimensions of the loco yet but as you can see from the pictures it is tiny and open.

it is preserved so can be measured up in the future...

http://electric-edwardians.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/baguley-petrol-mechanical-locomotive.html

 

 

I was thinking on using a 2mm finescale gearbox and motor with a split chassis arrangement.however Ive no knowledge of whats available in 2mm at all.

 

im just pondering this at the moment but would welcome some thoughts on how silly the suggestion is.

 

 

 

Mike

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This looks little smaller than some of the High Level kits. I would be surprised if something of theirs would not fit at the front end of the loco. There are no 2mm gearboxes as such - just gears and other components. You may find there are incompatibilities in shaft sizes etc. Better to stick to 4mm components if possible.

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It's a fascinating little locomotive - I run the blog and it's one of the most popular posts (as you can see by the table at the side of the blog, it's the 4th most popular, with 171 individual views). Unfortunately it's not at Beamish anymore, it's been moved to the Statfold Barn Railway which as I can gather is off limits to the public. Hopefully when restored it will be viewable on preserved lines, i'd love to see it in action - i'm fascinated by early internal combustion and electric locomotives. Would love to know of a kit for it

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